Without question, there is not a more celebrated group of superhuman beings than our mothers, aka Mum, Momma, Mom, Mother-Dear, Mummy, or Mommy. Neither is there a more deserving group graced with the title, “Mother.” From the time you arrive in earth’s sphere, you are greeted by a woman you just know has to be God, herself. For she is surely the absolute of love. She accepts, loves, and cares for you as if you were the most important person in the entire world, and indeed you were to her. Nothing was more important to her than your health and well-being: neither your looks nor your temperament could deter her from protecting you from anyone, human or otherwise. You were not just her baby, you were her life forever—and you knew it without a hint of doubt. She was Mommy, the most beautiful example of unconditional love you would ever know. She was divine, an angel that would be with you in some form for the rest of your life and beyond.
So, if your momma lives with you, down the street, across town, in the next city, across the country, across the globe, or in the next life, you will honor her with every opportunity, and without fail on Mother’s Day. The day summons within us that first glance into our angel’s eyes. We don’t (necessarily) remember the first sight of her, but we honor the knowing that she was there loving and protecting us as angels do. Think for a second and you’ll see her making a cake and saving a bit of batter for you. You might even see her kissing a boo-boo even if it were on your bottom. With a bit of thoughtfulness, you’ll see her smiling face at school events, sporting games, music recitals, graduations, weddings, or the birth of your baby. She’s omnipresent in our hearts and minds.
She’s truly our angel, a special messenger carefully placed in our lives to teach our most valuable lessons. The greatest of these are the most difficult, requiring the most self-sacrifice--unconditional love, grace, forgiveness, and acceptance. All, qualities that mark her very angelic existence.
If you want to make her happy then “act like you’ve got good sense” and “be nice” If you reflect on her a minute, you’d remember that all she ever really wanted or needed from you was that you show her that you learned the lessons that she taught you. Of course, today, she’ll accept any tangible gift that you give her. However, material things are not what she really wants from you; she wants to look at you and be proud of you without “too much” judgment about what you’re doing. Let’s not forget that she does have standards. Yet, she wants you to be happy even if you are off the “path” she would have chosen for you. She loves you in spite of yourself. This is what angels do, it’s who they are. So, this Mother’s Day, (like all the ones before) show your mum how much you appreciate her, make her proud and be nice.